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Are you ever appalled at what makes news?

 Squinched between news of Al Qaeda, cop-a-feel searches at the airport, the economy, and the housing market , we find scads of c-r-a-p on Kate (the mom who had a litter) and her new $7,000 hair do, which celeb is selling their multi million dollar home, what cool thing the president and his wife are wearing/doing/going to....What about World News? What about how the housing market and it’s effect on middle class work-till-you-drop folks? What about the funneling of our military to countries who offer us nothing in return while we watch our sons and daughters die on their soil?

I know coverage on these topics is available, I just sometimes wonder if our youth will seek it out, or will they feed on tabloid B.S.? I know it is tawdry escapism, and it’s in your face every time you check out at the grocery store, but if we didn’t clamor for it, there wouldn’t be a market for the junk. As parents, as teachers, as friends, can’t we squelch our hunger for this ‘stuff’ and encourage those around us to embrace quality rather than garbage masquerading as news?

Can we reach beyond that niggling need to escape into someone’s fantasy of what life is about and embrace truth and life, and leave behind the freak show of side of the media? I wonder if we could resolve in this new year of 2010 to be more of a purist when it comes to what we allow in our lives as far as media, be it in print, at the theater, or in the news. I know I am making a resolve to do this today, and that includes allowing my eyes to stray at what Angelina and her brood are up to, or who is in rehab this week. I’m sure we would all benefit!

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    • +1 votes vote up vote up

      Linni wrote Jan 9, 2010
    • i think if thed focus on the more POSITIVE things, and not repeat ALL the negotive crap 20 times a day on the news, we would ALL be better off! i get tired of hearing it all.. lol
      BIG SIGH

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